Air Fryer Hot Dogs

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4.8 from 4 reviews

These air fryer hot dogs take less than 10 minutes to make and once you try them, you'll never boil hot dogs again! The air fryer adds a delicious crust - almost like they've been grilled - but you don't have to take the time to bring water to a boil or fire up the grill.


  • 4 hot dogs
  • hot dog buns
  • toppings - ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.


  1. Heat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice a few diagonal cuts into each hot dog.
  3. Place hot dogs in the air fryer basket or tray.
  4. Cook for 4-8 minutes.
  5. Place cooked hot dogs inside buns and place them back in the air fryer for another 1-2 minutes to crisp up the buns with the hot dogs inside.
  6. Top as desired and enjoy!



  • Don't skip the diagonal cuts on the hot dog. This helps ensure that the hot dogs cook evenly all the way through and it also gives them some faux "grill marks" which is fun.
  • Air fry the buns, too. This is such an underrated step when it comes to hot dogs. I always recommend placing the bun in the air fryer as well to warm it through and crisp it up. It really takes these hot dogs to the next level.
  • No cooking oil is required. You don't have to spray the hot dogs with cooking oil or add anything to the air fryer tray; they won't stick!